Homewise Ltd will proudly present the team at Guild Care with a cheque for £300, representing the monetary contribution of their 2018 charitable efforts. In addition, the team gave over 75 hours of their time to volunteer directly at the local Worthing charity, which has been running for over 85 years.
Providing vital services to support over 3,000 vulnerable older people and children, Guild Care fulfils its vision of being the organisation ‘at the heart of a thriving local community where people are able to choose and help shape the services they need to enjoy healthy, engaging and independent lives.’
Homewise staff volunteered at The Guild Care Centre in Worthing, spending regular one-to-one time with the patrons. The provision of an inclusive social space is at the heart of the Centre’s purpose. It is a friendly and lively hub where like-minded older people can meet, grab a delicious bite to eat and either relax or have fun enjoying a range of activities. The staff and volunteers do an amazing job in providing a friendly, upbeat and engaging atmosphere for all, plus their volunteer drivers collect and drop off locals so they don’t miss out.
Volunteers at Guild Care support all of their services and teams, and Homewise volunteers had a great time joining in and supporting the range of activities on offer at the Guild Care Centre, including the weekly quiz, playing dominoes and selling raffle tickets.
“I had a great time socialising at the centre. It really made me appreciate how important these places are to the older community and how much they value having somewhere like Guild Care that they can go to. The service allows them to get out of the house and spend time with other people which is invaluable to them.” – Stacey, Senior Property Consultant at Homewise
The £300 was raised by staff engaging in fundraising activities throughout the year, including dress-down days and bake sales. We started the charity efforts early when, in December 2017, we made a donation towards the charity’s Christmas meals. Our contribution helped to provide meals, crackers and mince pies and transportation to and from the day centres, which enabled older people, younger people with special needs, those with dementia or a learning disability, and their carers, to be with friends across the Christmas period.
Throughout the year, our passionate team was committed to making a difference to the patrons of this charity. Through dedicating our time, money and skills, we were able to make a difference and help valued members of the local community to enjoy their retirement.
Mark Neal, Managing Director at Homewise, said of the company’s fundraising efforts:
‘Here at Homewise we’re committed to causes affecting the older community and I can’t think of a greater way to support our community in Worthing. I’m so proud of everyone and the passion and dedication they’ve put in to supporting this wonderful charity.’
Homewise want to revolutionise retirement in the UK. Their aim is to give everyone, no matter what their circumstances, the chance to retire happy. To have the security of a safe home, free from money worries and free to enjoy that garden for the dogs to run around in and those extra rooms for the grandchildren to stay in.
Homewise has been working in the over 60s property market for more than 40 years and has helped thousands of people move home using their Home for Life Plan. Put simply, they help people find, move and live happily in a house they couldn’t previously afford with no rent, repayments or interest for their lifetime.
About Guild Care
Guild Care is an established local charity which has been supporting those in need in the Worthing community for over 85 years. In 1933, a small team of dedicated pioneers founded and developed the Worthing Council of Social Service (known today as Guild Care) to ‘create a kinder, more caring society.’
Today, Guild Care is one of the largest employers in Worthing, West Sussex, providing essential services and community centres for over 3,000 vulnerable older people, people with dementia and their carers, as well as children and young people with special needs.